Dr. Ashish Patel is a Senior Agronomist & Research Head at Brio Agri Producer Company Limited in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. To know more view https://bit.ly/34iiNl5
Dr. Ashish Patel says soilless cultivation mainly refers to the techniques of ‘Hydroponic’ and ‘Aeroponics’. Hydroponic is a Latin word where ‘Hydro’ means water and ‘Ponos’ means labor – Working with water. In the simplest term, it can be defined as a form of soil-less farming. If we give a plant exactly what it needs, when it needs it, in the amount that it needs, then plant give healthy produce. With the help of hydroponics system, we can grow at any seasons and anywhere. Also, we can save 90 percent water and 3 to 10 times more products in the same spaces. The process is quite simple and since the soil is not involved here. It is also with low-maintenance and hassle-free. Now a days hydroponics produces are more demandable in the local and global market. CAGR of the global hydroponic market is around 11.3 percent over the next decade to reach approximately $ 17.9 billion by 2026 and $ 22.2 billion by 2028.